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ICST 2020
Sat 24 - Wed 28 October 2020 Porto, Portugal
Sun 25 Oct 2020 14:30 - 15:00 at Farfetch (D. Maria) - RT5 - Testing for APIs Chair(s): José Miguel Rojas
Mon 26 Oct 2020 01:30 - 02:00 at Farfetch (D. Maria) - RT5 - Testing for APIs Chair(s): Marcelo d'Amorim

RESTful APIs (or REST APIs for short) represent a mainstream approach to design and develop Web APIs using the REpresentational State Transfer architectural style. When their source code is not (or just partially) available or the analysis across many dynamically allocated distributed components (typical of a micro-services architecture) poses obstacles to white-box testing, black-box testing becomes a viable option. Black-box testing, in fact, only assumes access to the system under test with a specific interface. This paper presents RESTTESTGEN, a novel approach to automatically generate test cases for REST APIs, based on their interface definition (in Swagger). Input values and requests are generated for each operation of the API under test, with the twofold objective of testing nominal execution scenarios and of testing error scenarios. Two distinct oracles are deployed to detect when test cases reveal implementation defects. Our empirical investigation shows that this approach is effective in revealing actual faults on 87 real-world REST APIs.

Sun 25 Oct
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14:00 - 16:00
RT5 - Testing for APIsTesting Tools Track / Research Papers at Farfetch (D. Maria) +11h
Chair(s): José Miguel RojasUniversity of Leicester, UK
14:00
30m
Talk
QuickREST: Property-based Test Generation of OpenAPI-Described RESTful APIs
Research Papers
Stefan KarlssonABB AB, Mälardalen University, Adnan CausevicMälardalen University, Daniel SundmarkMälardalen University
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14:30
30m
Talk
RESTTESTGEN: Automated Black-Box Testing of RESTful APIsDistinguished Paper Award
Research Papers
Emanuele ViglianisiFBK, Michael DallagoUniversity of Trento, Mariano CeccatoUniversity of Verona
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15:00
30m
Talk
Testability Transformations For Existing APIs
Research Papers
Andrea ArcuriKristiania University College, Norway, Juan Pablo GaleottiUniversity of Buenos Aires
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15:30
15m
Talk
CDST: A Toolkit for Testing Cockpit Display Systems
Testing Tools Track
Hassan SartajQUEST - UAV Dependability Lab, Muhammad Zohaib IqbalNational University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Muhammad Uzair KhanNational University of Computer and Emerging Sciences
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15:45
15m
Talk
Open-source Defect Injection Benchmark Testbed for the Evaluation of Testing
Testing Tools Track
Miroslav BuresCzech Technical University in Prague, Pavel HeroutUniversity of West Bohemia, Pilsen, CZ, Bestoun S. AhmedKarlstad University
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Mon 26 Oct
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01:00 - 03:00
RT5 - Testing for APIsResearch Papers / Testing Tools Track at Farfetch (D. Maria)
Chair(s): Marcelo d'AmorimFederal University of Pernambuco
01:00
30m
Talk
QuickREST: Property-based Test Generation of OpenAPI-Described RESTful APIs
Research Papers
Stefan KarlssonABB AB, Mälardalen University, Adnan CausevicMälardalen University, Daniel SundmarkMälardalen University
Link to publication DOI
01:30
30m
Talk
RESTTESTGEN: Automated Black-Box Testing of RESTful APIsDistinguished Paper Award
Research Papers
Emanuele ViglianisiFBK, Michael DallagoUniversity of Trento, Mariano CeccatoUniversity of Verona
Link to publication DOI
02:00
30m
Talk
Testability Transformations For Existing APIs
Research Papers
Andrea ArcuriKristiania University College, Norway, Juan Pablo GaleottiUniversity of Buenos Aires
Link to publication DOI
02:30
15m
Talk
CDST: A Toolkit for Testing Cockpit Display Systems
Testing Tools Track
Hassan SartajQUEST - UAV Dependability Lab, Muhammad Zohaib IqbalNational University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Muhammad Uzair KhanNational University of Computer and Emerging Sciences
Link to publication DOI
02:45
15m
Talk
Open-source Defect Injection Benchmark Testbed for the Evaluation of Testing
Testing Tools Track
Miroslav BuresCzech Technical University in Prague, Pavel HeroutUniversity of West Bohemia, Pilsen, CZ, Bestoun S. AhmedKarlstad University
Link to publication DOI